Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Lean Roundup #84 – May, 2016



A selection of highlighted blog posts from Lean bloggers from the month of May, 2016.  You can also view the previous monthly Lean Roundups here.

Time to Refocus on Kaizen – Bob Emiliani talks about the importance of kaizen and shares some resources for further study.

Are We Too Obsessed With Competitors? – Gregg Stocker discusses the negative effects of expending far too much energy worrying about competitors.

Have you found the point of occurrence (poo) in your process? - Tracey and Ernie Richardson talk about root cause problem solving.

Sometimes you must follow [Lessons from the Road] – Jamie Flinchbaugh talks about why we follow leaders and how we can make them better at it.

Lean: It’s About Pulling Together – Jon Terry discusses what teams can learn about crew.

4 Lessons For The Lean Thinker: As Told By Jedi Master Yoda – Mike P from Magnatag shares 4 lessons on Lean on May 4th from Star War’s Yoda

Eye of the Beholder – Bruce Hamilton shares 6 misconceptions about Lean.

Tips to Keep Your Factory Running at Peak Levels – Brooke Chaplan discusses 4 things to keep your factory going at full strength.

Lean is Illegitimate. Or is it? – Bob Emiliani talks about business and society accepting Lean management as legitimate and as representing the normal condition.

You Want to Get More Done? Do Less… - Pascal Dennis says it is vital for senior leaders to understand the ‘less is more’ principle.

8 Attributes of Top-Performing Managers, According to Google – Jon Miller shares top attributes of leaders and discusses how they can be used in a system.

5S Program: A Quality Tool or Good Housekeeping? – Pete Abilla says that 5S is more than just a good housekeeping tool, it can improve quality too.

Why It’s OK That This Suggestion Box Was Full of Cobwebs – Mark Graban discusses the importance of going to the gemba and drawback of suggestion boxes.

Ask Art: What’s So Important About Standard Work? – Art Byrne explains the benefits of standard work in your improvement efforts.


How do I keep visual management from becoming “wallpaper?" - John Drogosz answers the popular question regarding the effectiveness of visual management systems.



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